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World debut for the first sustainably certified natural fibre: European hemp fibre for automotive applications and insulation material receives ISCC PLUS certificate Natural fibres show significant environmental benefits in light weight biocomposites for automotive interiors and in construction. Up until now a sustainability certification for the natural fibre itself was not available. Now...
nova-Institute (Germany) in cooperation with HempConsult (Germany) investigated the growing markets for Hemp Food Products along with, in a second market study, the non-psychotropic Cannabinoid CBD, increasingly demanded as food supplement and pharmaceutical. Order now the current market studies.
The recall of hemp-protein powder (brand: Veganz, April 2016) shows that the term Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is being used imprecisely and the coverage of it is undifferentiated. Limits are stated even though only recommendations which of their part are based on the content of total-THC or on the content of delta-9-THC exist. In the present case,
The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) has commissioned a new survey on the safety and side effects of Cannabidiol. Kerstin Iffland and Dr. med Franjo Grothenhermen concentrate on clinical studies and possible interactions of Cannabidiol with other drugs. The paper aims to give an update of the extensive survey of Bergamaschi and colleagues in 2011.
Please support the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) in their work to create a reasonable and uniform regulation. Urgent need for a reasonable regulation of cannabidiol (CBD) in food, cosmetics, as herbal natural medicine and as medicinal product The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) published a position paper to overcome the patchwork of CBD-regulation in
European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) new paper on: Decarboxylation of Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) to active THC
The Background of this study is as follows: On average hemp food stuffs contain up to 90% of the non-psychoactive THCA. Nonetheless, regulation for THC limits in food often uses total THC = THCA + THC. This leads to an overestimation of the content of psychoactive THC in hemp food. The argument is that THCA
European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) publishes new paper on comparison of EFSA’s rationale behind using uncertainty factors for plant ingredients in food
EIHA assigned nova-Institute the task of analyzing how uncertainty factors are applied to various botanicals by EFSA to possibly detect a political bias towards THC-levels in food. Daniel Kruse, HempConsult GmbH, is a co-author of this important basis for a sound scientifical valuation of this theme complex. The paper is solely available in English.
HempConsult has published a new paper on daily intake-doses of Δ9-THC including a comment on the implementation of uncertainty factors for THC. The comment summarizes, that THC – compared to other plant ingredients – is treated unequally und unnecessarily strict. The issue paper is only available in English.
This year’s International Conference on Hemp Industry in Harbin, China, was one of the largest events ever held on hemp. 300 delegates from China, Australia, Europe and Canada presented success stories from all over the world and discussed future production and marketing strategies for even more and better hemp products. The conference showcased the importance
Conclusion: Due to the limitation of 0,2 % THC on the field, the hemp food industry in Europe has already a significant competitive disadvantage and this will become bigger in subsequent years. A look at history shows that in Europe specific THC limit values for industrial hemp were first determined in 1984. For the